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Why Interacting with a Woman Can Leave Men "Cognitively Impaired"

March 16, 2012

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In one experiment, just telling a man he would be observed by a female was enough to hurt his psychological performance. By Daisy Grewal | March 13, 2012 Movies and television shows are full of scenes where a man tries unsuccessfully to interact with a pretty woman. In many cases, the potential suitor ends up […]

Gender equity: Doing the math

January 24, 2012

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As boys and girls become more equal in math skills, everyone benefits. By Rosalind Barnett and Caryl RiversJanuary 24, 2012 Teacher Maria Duarte goes over fractions and division with her fourth grade math class at Los Angeles Elementary School. (Los Angeles Times / June 17, 2011) Do boys lose out when girls start to do […]

More Patents Granted to Women in Recent Years

January 9, 2012

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Jan. 9, 2012 WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — New Study Examines Patent Applications by Gender, Link to Women Entrepreneurs The number of women obtaining patents has grown at an accelerating rate over the past 35 years and in numbers considerably higher than previously reported, a new study commissioned by the National Women’s […]

Top tips on women for Stephen Hawking

January 6, 2012

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The scientist who explained the mysteries of the universe confesses to being mystified by women. Here are a few pointers Jean Hannah Edelstein guardian.co.uk, Thursday 5 January 2012 Stephen Hawking has confessed that women are a mystery to him. Photograph: Murdo Macleod  When I was young, I really struggled to learn to tie my shoelaces. […]

Top tips on women for Stephen Hawking

January 6, 2012

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The scientist who explained the mysteries of the universe confesses to being mystified by women. Here are a few pointers Jean Hannah Edelstein guardian.co.uk, Thursday 5 January 2012 Stephen Hawking has confessed that women are a mystery to him. Photograph: Murdo Macleod  When I was young, I really struggled to learn to tie my shoelaces. […]

Jeanne Baret, botanist and first female circumnavigator, finally commemorated in name of new species

January 4, 2012

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January 3, 2012 In 1766, Frenchwoman Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to work as assistant to renowned botanist Philibert Commerson on the first French circumnavigation of the globe. The expedition consisted of two ships under the command of Louis Antoine de Bougainville and was expected to take three years. A royal ordinance forbade […]

Jeanne Baret, botanist and first female circumnavigator, finally commemorated in name of new species

January 4, 2012

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January 3, 2012 In 1766, Frenchwoman Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to work as assistant to renowned botanist Philibert Commerson on the first French circumnavigation of the globe. The expedition consisted of two ships under the command of Louis Antoine de Bougainville and was expected to take three years. A royal ordinance forbade […]

Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance

January 4, 2012

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By Jonathan M. Kane and Janet E. Mertz Go to http://www.ams.org/notices/201201/rtx120100010p.pdf

Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance

January 4, 2012

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By Jonathan M. Kane and Janet E. Mertz Go to http://www.ams.org/notices/201201/rtx120100010p.pdf

Major New Study Examines Explanations for Math "Gender Gap"

January 4, 2012

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Mon, 01/02/2012 “I’m too pretty to do math”: This year, a T-shirt carrying that slogan was marketed to young girls. After outraged objections, the shirt was pulled from stores, but is still available for sale on the internet—and its familiar message continues to echo: It’s boys, not girls, who excel in math. Was the outrage […]

Major New Study Examines Explanations for Math "Gender Gap"

January 4, 2012

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Mon, 01/02/2012 “I’m too pretty to do math”: This year, a T-shirt carrying that slogan was marketed to young girls. After outraged objections, the shirt was pulled from stores, but is still available for sale on the internet—and its familiar message continues to echo: It’s boys, not girls, who excel in math. Was the outrage […]

Mystery of Female Orgasm Continues to Baffle Evolutionary Science

September 7, 2011

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By IBTimes Staff Reporter | 09/07/2011 4:00 PM HKT Evolutionary biologists have postulated several hypotheses about the role, if any, of the female orgasm in the reproductive process for decades. One well-known evolutionary theory has it that the female orgasm is a byproduct of ongoing selection on the male orgasm and ejaculation system. But a […]

Mystery of Female Orgasm Continues to Baffle Evolutionary Science

September 7, 2011

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By IBTimes Staff Reporter | 09/07/2011 4:00 PM HKT Evolutionary biologists have postulated several hypotheses about the role, if any, of the female orgasm in the reproductive process for decades. One well-known evolutionary theory has it that the female orgasm is a byproduct of ongoing selection on the male orgasm and ejaculation system. But a […]

Achieving gender equality in technology and innovation: 50:50 by 2020?

August 2, 2011

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by Candy Ku on 08/01/11 at 3:33 pm A recent report by the American Association of University Women noted that while women have made significant advances in education and the workplace, women’s gains in science and technology fields have been less dramatic. This July, the Triple Helix International Conference focused on gender issues in science […]

Achieving gender equality in technology and innovation: 50:50 by 2020?

August 2, 2011

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by Candy Ku on 08/01/11 at 3:33 pm A recent report by the American Association of University Women noted that while women have made significant advances in education and the workplace, women’s gains in science and technology fields have been less dramatic. This July, the Triple Helix International Conference focused on gender issues in science […]

The subtle messages that put women off science

July 30, 2011

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29 July 2011 Last updated at 11:54 GMT Nasa scientist Dr Holly Goodhead in James Bond film Moonraker was a classic stereotype of a female scientist By Hannah RichardsonBBC News education reporter Women are being put off working in and studying science by “subtle” messages in the media and society, academics say. Although girls make […]

The subtle messages that put women off science

July 30, 2011

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29 July 2011 Last updated at 11:54 GMT Nasa scientist Dr Holly Goodhead in James Bond film Moonraker was a classic stereotype of a female scientist By Hannah RichardsonBBC News education reporter Women are being put off working in and studying science by “subtle” messages in the media and society, academics say. Although girls make […]